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Woodstock I
Woodstock 1 album cover
Album cover of Woodstock I (LP issue)
Released March 26, 1970
Length 134:03
Label Atlantic
Producer Eric Blackstead
Links
  • All Music Guide link
  • English Wikipedia link
Series Chronology
Woodstock I
(1970)
Woodstock II
(1971)

This triple LP set was originally released in conjunction with the movie and therefore it's also called Woodstock: Music from the Original Soundtrack and More but it's more commonly referred to as Woodstock I. The album was very successful and reached #1 at the Billboard Pop Album charts in 1970[1]. It was re-released as a remastered double CD album on August 12, 1994.

The tracks from this album as well as tracks from the follow-up Woodstock II and additional bonus material made it onto the box set Woodstock - Three Days of Peace and Music (1994). The only difference is that all stage announcements were removed so that most of the tracks are now shorter on the box set.

Recording Notes Edit

The song "Sea of Madness" by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young wasn't recorded in Woodstock at all[2]. It is generally believed that this was actually recorded from a performance at the Fillmore East on September 19 or 20. However, there is even controversy about this, with several other possibilities mentioned by Stefano Frollano, author of The Woodstock Project. [3] Nevertheless, it made its way onto this release.

Track Listing Edit

The order of the tracks doesn't pay much attention to the original line-up. Nevertheless, it's still a decent starter for anyone wishing the grace the music performed.


Disc 1
# Title Artist Length
1. "I Had a Dream" John B. Sebastian 2:53
2. "Going Up the Country" Canned Heat 5:53
3. "Freedom" Richie Havens 5:26
4. "Rock and Soul Music" Country Joe & The Fish 2:09
5. "Coming into Los Angeles" Arlo Guthrie 2:50
6. "At the Hop" Sha-Na-Na 2:33
7. ""Fish" Cheer > I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin-To-Die-Rag" Country Joe McDonald 3:48
8. "Drug Store Truck Drivin' Man" Joan Baez 2:38
9. "Joe Hill" Joan Baez 5:34
10. "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes" Crosby, Stills & Nash 9:02
11. "Sea of Madness" (not recorded at Woodstock) Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young 4:20
12. "Wooden Ships" Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young 5:26
13. "We're Not Gonna Take It > See Me, Feel Me" The Who 6:54
14. "With a Little Help from My Friends" (has also a 1:30 recording of the rainstorm which happened right after Cocker's performance) Joe Cocker 10:06
69:32


Disc 2
# Title Artist Length
1. "Soul Sacrifice" (the beginning of the song has the rain chant by the crowd, where the audience tries to "stop" the rain) Santana 13:52
2. "I'm Going Home" Ten Years After 5:04
3. "Volunteers" Jefferson Airplane 3:31
4. "Medley: Dance To The Music > Music Lover > I Want To Take You Higher" Sly & The Family Stone 15:29
5. "Rainbows All Over Your Blues" John B. Sebastian 3:54
6. "Love March" Paul Butterfield Blues Band 8:59
7. "Medley: Star Spangled Banner > Purple Haze > Instrumental Solo" Jimi Hendrix 13:42
64:31

References Edit

  1. All Music Guide
  2. Yahoo! Woodstock Project mailing list - information about Woodstock Complete v.3.0
  3. Stefano Frollano, "Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young." From The Woodstock Project, page found 2015-01-06.

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